Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home

10501 Garland Road, Dallas, TX


Edward Avalos Sr.

July 13, 1941January 19, 2020
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Edward Avalos Sr., age 78 went to his Lord and Savior on Sunday January 19, 2020 with his loving family by his side. Edward was born Sunday July 13, 1941 in Bracketville, Texas to Modesta (Towns) Avalos and Castulo Avalos.

Edward "Lalo" Avalos grew up in Brackettville, Texas and was the 4th of 7 siblings. As a child he was an Alter Server and a Boy Scout. At an early age he was already known as a jokester which carried on into adulthood. He later moved to Lamesa, Texas.

He graduated from Lamesa High School and then attended the Texas Barber College in Austin, Texas.

Edward has been a Barber since 1957 and owned and operated Abbotts Barber Shop and received numerous awards and acknowledgements for having one of the Best Barber Shops in Dallas, Texas. In his several years of barbering he has cut the hair of several dignitaries, politicians and clergy.

Edward Avalos married the love of his life and best friend Odelia Cavazos on Saturday May 4, 1963 in Big Springs, Texas. They celebrated 56 years of marriage this past year. Together they had 3 amazing children.

He was a devout Catholic and attended St. Pius X Catholic Church since 1971. He was Lead Usher at the 8 AM Sunday Mass. He also evangelized our beautiful Catholic devotion, the Rosary, to countless people.

Edward "Lalo" loved to travel, fish, hunt, BBQ, photography and most of all spending time with his beloved family. He loved all kinds of music from 50s music, Tejano Music, Polka Music and Elvis Presley. His favorite place to be when he wasn't with his family was taking a nap on the recliner with his dog, Pepper Jack Jones.

He had a heart that was larger than life! He had respect and compassion for the less fortunate, bedbound and those who served our Nation's Military and law enforcement. He had a strong work ethic and was a very successful business man. He always made sure his family's needs were met. He had a smile that made your day and a great sense of humor.

Edward Avalos Sr. will be greatly missed by many.

"Everything is going to be okay."

Edward is survived by his wife, Odelia Cavazos Avalos; Edward (Tammy) Avalos Jr. of Terrell, Texas; JoAnna (Danny) Sanchez of Mesquite, Texas; and Monica (Oscar) Reynolds of Alice, Texas. Grandchildren; Stephanie, Jessica, Michael and Jason Avalos. Grandchildren; Isabella, Victoria and Sophia Sanchez. Also 10 beautiful great grandchildren.

Edward was preceded in death by; father Castulo Avalos and mother Modesta Avalos; brother Ernest Avalos and brother Edmond Avalos; and one heavenly great grandchild.

A Rosary for Edward will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Road, Garland, Texas. A Visitation with a Viewing will occur Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 10501 Garland Road, Garland, Texas. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, Texas. A committal service at Sacred Heart Cemetery will occur Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:30 PM.

Serving as Pallbearers are Tony Bergara, Randy Wesley, Michael Avalos, Jason Avalos, Eric Avalos, Emmanuel Avalos, Travis Hibdon and West Avalos.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Sparkman-Crane.com for the Avalos family.


  • Odelia Cavazos Avalos, Wife
  • Edward (Tammy) Avalos Jr., Son and Daughter-in-law of Terrell
  • JoAnna (Danny) Sanchez, Daughter and Son-in-law of Mesquite
  • Monica (Oscar) Reynolds, Daughter and Son-in-law of Alice
  • Stephanie Avalos, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Avalos, Granddaughter
  • Michael Avalos, Grandson
  • Jason Avalos, Grandson
  • Isabella Sanchez, Granddaughter
  • Victoria Sanchez, Granddaughter
  • Sophia Sanchez, Granddaughter
  • Pepper Jack Jones, FurBaby
  • Castulo Avalos, Father (deceased)
  • Modesta Avalos, Mother (deceased)
  • Ernest Avalos, Brother (deceased)
  • Edmond Avalos, Brother (deceased)
  • One Heavenly, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • He also leaves behind to cherish his memory 10 great grandchildren.

  • Tony Bergara, Pallbearer
  • Randy Wesley, Pallbearer
  • Michael Avalos, Pallbearer
  • Jason Avalos, Pallbearer
  • Eric Avalos, Pallbearer
  • Emmanuel Avalos, Pallbearer
  • Travis Hibdon, Pallbearer
  • West Avalos, Pallbearer


  • Rosary Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Visitation with a Viewing Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 23, 2020
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery Thursday, January 23, 2020


Edward Avalos Sr.

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Harry Ireland

February 12, 2020

Moved to Dallas in 1980, needed haircut, found Edward, cut my hair til today, when I learned he is no longer with us. Just saw him a few weeks ago and he seemed his ole friendly, humorous self. He asked me how I wanted it cut & I replied, as I always did, “Just like last time”. If the guy in the next chair was listening, I would ask Edward not to cut my ear off this time.
He was funny, kind, gentlemanly & a great barber...a very sad day. I miss him and hope to see him again someday.

Mac McClure

February 11, 2020

I did not learn of the sad, news until today. I want to express my deeply sincere condolences to the entire Avalos family. Though truly there are no words to erase the pain and loss you all must feel, know that you are not alone in experiencing the tremendous loss of such a gentle man, a true gentleman.

I first met Mr. Avalos in 2005 when my now-wife made me an appointment on a Saturday afternoon, when I was visiting her from San Antonio. After that first appointment, I got my hair cut by no one but “The Maestro”, even before I moved to Dallas and married my wife in 2008. Edward was much more than my barber. He became a friend over the years, a regular part of my life, one that I will miss tremendously. I knew that he considered me to be a friend by the way he always asked about my grown children’s lives, my grandsons, and my wife. He told me of his vacation trips with his wife, whom he obviously loved totally, to New England and to Corpus Christi, and of his family’s visits to his home. We talked of our shared interest in BBQing. He would often tell me which store had a special on brisket. When I made his Christmas card list, I really knew.

At one of my earliest appointments, when he asked if I was pleased with the haircut, I made the mistake of asking if it was a little lopsided (it wasn’t, just a touch with a comb “fixed” it). It was the only time I ever heard him raise his voice! “LOPSIDED?” I hadn’t known him long enough to know what a perfectionist he was and how much pride he had in his art. Fortunately, his kind nature led him to forgive me, and we laughed about it later. But, forever-after, I refused the mirror. I just told him “I don’t need to look. I know it’s perfect when you say you’re finished!” And he laughed...

Edward Avalos and his smile are sorely missed.

Robert Schwartz

February 7, 2020

Edward was my barber for 11 years. He was old school. And always gave me great haircuts that were always approved by my wife. I cannot believe he is gone. I know he loved his dog Pepper, he proudly showed his pictures, I am so glad he had a large family to love him and he could love. I am sure he was never lonely. His family is his legacy. His life was well-lived but too short. I always looked forward to seeing him on Saturday mornings and our conversations. I will miss seeing you Edward.

George Kirchwey

February 3, 2020

I send my sympathies and condolences to the family of Edward Avalos, my barber of over 20 years. He had a deep and quiet dignity, a formal manner, and he seemed a permanent part of my life. We always shared vacation and family pictures; he loved his visits to New England. I will miss his calm and gracious presence, and I'd like his family to know how much we appreciated him.

Pete Ball

February 2, 2020

Was shocked to see the RIP-Edward in the shop window today when we walked by on our weekly walk to HPV. I saw him just before Christmas when he cut my hair and wished him and his family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I've been with Edward since 1987 when I moved to Dallas. I can't say it any better than these tributes posted here to him. Always interested in me and my wife. True class act. A real gentleman. Irreplaceable.

Pete Ball

February 2, 2020

Was shocked to see the RIP-Edward in the shop window today when we walked by on our weekly walk to HPV. I saw him just before Christmas when he cut my hair and wished him and his family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I've been with Edward since 1987 when I moved to Dallas. I can't say it any better than these tributes posted here to him. Always interested in me and my wife. True class act. A real gentleman. Irreplaceable.

Caterina Martínez

February 1, 2020

Un señor muy amable con un buen sentido del humor que hacía mi trabajo se hiciera corto el día.

Platicábamos de comida mexicana y de todo tipo de chiles y me decía de su infancia con sus padres y de su familia fueron 7 años de convivencia en la barbería que para mi fue muy poco tiempo Lo extrañare en la barbería

Eric Smylie

January 31, 2020

Edward was a kind gentleman who will be greatly missed. I am honored that he was my friend. Eric Smylie

Alex Danza

January 22, 2020

Saddened to hear this news when I called over to the shop today to set an appointment with Edward. We've been together 23 years Edward! I'll miss talking to you so much. I loved that we shook hands after every haircut like gentlemen should - you are a fine gentleman. It was wonderful to hear about your family and share news of mine and my family with you every two weeks for so long.

Ray and Alice Boler

January 21, 2020

We remember Ed as a kind, sweet man who was truly a gentleman. Ed always greeted folks with a smile and took the time for a neighborly chat over the backyard fence. Love and condolences to Odelia and the family.